Contagious Optimism

Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in the world around them. Rampant increase in crime rates, daily marathon of horrific and gruesome news headlines concentrating mainly upon the bad that’s happening in the world isn’t helping either. Due to personal hardship, failures and day to day stress we are becoming less optimistic about a well defined bright future. People around are mostly is bad mood all the time, their faces are mostly decorated with a frown than a sweet smile. Amidst of black clouds it’s very difficult for a person to look for a silver lining in each cloud but it is an essential aspect if we want to be at the brighter side of the picture. Continue reading

Life lessons I learned from camping

To be amidst wilds with family is best way to build a stronger bond with the family. When I was little my parents took me and my elder brother for a memorable camping trip in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. The bank of Betwa River near the lush green mysterious dark forest offered the delight of both adventure and the learning of the rich cultural heritage of that region.

The lush green forest offered many hiking and trekking trails which my father wanted us to explore. I being a kid wasn’t expecting the surrounds to be completely raw. I didn’t expect to fix my own tent in place and definitely wasn’t mentally prepared for that complete experience. And my father had a different plan, he didn’t only plan to have a nice camping experience where we can relieve stress of studies and get closer to the nature, be environmentally conscious but also wanted to teach me and my brother a lot about life so that we grow up to be a better independent people.

You will be surprised how a 2 night- 3 days trip in wilds can teach you when you have a teacher like your father with you along.

1. Attitude of Gratitude :

We often take food for granted, especially when as a kid we make a lot of fuss over food, we have our favourites and choices. Many don’t even touch vegetables but like fast food and many kids don’t like raw food. Food water and shelter are the most taken for granted things for a kid who has a well provided family but camping teaches the real value of all these things and much more. You will never miss your warm chapatti when you would have to cook rice and beans or cuppa noodles after ten-twelve hours of trekking. Trekking and hiking exhaust you completely and then after you come back, you just want your mother to serve you nice warm plate of meal but while camping my father made sure that I and my brother be major part of all the activities. He taught us how to cook rice with minimum supplies over fire in a small tin container. It wasn’t all flattering but fun and educational. That experience taught me not to take things in life for granted and for grateful for what I have even the smallest of things.


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Life I Have Always Dreamed Of!

Some say dreaming is a waste of time, I believe it raps the ineffable creative energy that is stored somewhere in your mind. Dreaming lets you connect with your inner desires, your inner hidden strengths. It tells you what your soul really craves for and that dreaming is self exploration hence It’s important for physical, emotion and mental health also as it creates a bridge between your conscious and subconscious self. But this dreaming is more or less like a dream seen with open eyes, sometimes lucid sometimes wishes. These dreams are most vital and in order to convert dreams into reality, it takes a lot of effort, determination and freedom. Most of the times in the rat race our wishes takes a back seat and others expectations from us calls the shot gun as we drive through our lives. Our duties, constrains, priorities, what’s-need-to-be-done makes us forget our dreams and often our dreams lose confidence in us as well.

They say don’t dream a life but live a life of your dreams. Well I am carving the life of my dreams and if in case there was nothing to hold me back then I can think of top 5 things from top of my bucket list that I would love to do. Continue reading

Quikr NXT!

In this digital world, one can get anything and everything online, all they need to is to search at the right place similarly one can sell anything and everything online, all they need to find is a right place to sell. They don’t necessarily have to be a seller, wholesaler, shop keeper but a regular person who can sell his goods, be it old or new, his services and advertise for anything ranging from their business to look for a new tenant/room-mate and one such right place is quikr.com. It’s a website that lets you put classified advertisements online and where you can look up from a knife to a car, from anything to everything.

Now, what happened when I had put up an advertisement regarding my used microwave oven over quickr.com, I start getting n number of calls daily from interested buyers. Getting many calls from interested buyers sounds very good, right! But in reality it can be a real nightmare, I will tell you how and also let me introduce you to the super cool Chat option of the quikr NXT. Continue reading

ASUS – New Sleek is in!

In this new era of technology we need all, Smartphone, tablet, laptop and desktop (If you are a gamer you know what I mean), smart TV so basically all. And the issue starts when they weigh a lot, are bulky, counts so many and so-not-travel friendly. And with technology, it’s never Bigger-the-better.

If I talk about myself then I am the person who make use of the Smartphone completely, I check my email in like every 30-minutes, I use a ton of apps, I skype, I make quick notes and lists, click pictures etc. Besides the conventional calling/messaging stuff but in addition to that I read and read a lot from anything to everything, e-books, e-magazines, e-newspapers, articles, case-studies, blogs, I manage my Facebook page and browse twitter and what not for which I use the tab. And sometimes I edit my blog or even make posts from my tablet too (desperate times call for desperate measures). So carrying a tablet is a need because I can’t do my reading and emailing in Smartphone without getting annoyed. Continue reading

I am litterbug and I know it

When I walk on the street (Yeah)
This is what I see,
Every minister is
sweeping the street. (Ohkay)
I got thrash in my hand,
And I ain’t afraid to
Throw it, throw it, throw it. (Heck Yeah)
I am litterbug and I know it.

Oh yeah! The great Indian litterbug.

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This one is for the Indians with litter-system
Top notch, freedom of the tossing system
When they go outside they throw stuff
‘Cause sitting inside they collect enough

And then this guy walking on the street
drank water from bottle, looking so neat (dashing)
In slow SRK style he
Spread his hands in a lazy stretch
dropped the bottle right there, that wretch.
That kind of dude I was looking for,
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And it crumbled…

People are moving, vehicles are moving then why does it feel like her world has stopped moving? She probably shouted but she doesn’t remember, may be it was a scream in her head, all she knows is that her world is crumbling down and she is helpless. She is trying to hold her carefully built castle from shattering but all is in vain. All this time she had built the highest walls to keep people out but he found the way in, he scaled few walls and broke down many and found a way in and helped her built the dreamy castle only to destroy it! She couldn’t believe her ears, she wanted to wake up from this nightmare. She wanted to stop him but she couldn’t. His words kept echoing in her mind, “I won’t be happy with you.” What did she do to deserve this! Why is this happening to her! She wanted to ask but Alas! she already knew the answer and she can’t change what’s done, she can’t change the past and her present got destroyed. It was so easy for him to say because these words were the most honest thing for him and it hurt more because all she ever wanted was his happiness.
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Truth be told

The most common word that is the a least common thing is “Truth”. We can run around the world and this fact will not change.

Even the famous theory of evolution by Charles Darwin could be a hoax & Albert Einstein failing mathematics is a big lie. Lie, in fact, is so common that it has become the natural spontaneous tendency of almost every human being, it is deeply embedded in our subconscious system as a result of evolution, here evolution means surviving because of lies, many times we are told that in this century those who doesn’t have a knack to deceive are often eaten up by the large fishes who survived because of lies thus multiplying liars. And the most interesting factor is that we are always told that lying is wrong, they condemn lying verbally but the same society more than often reward lies and that creates the evolution. But how long can this continue? because with time truth always reveals itself and fake/lies fades away.
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Rise above fear

The ‘rejection bodies’ of the society were arguing with the ‘acceptance bodies’ of the society, the RB (Rejection bodies) firmly put forth the argument that what they think is correct and rest is completely rubbish, and what they think is “whatever you do is wrong, the right is completely opposite of the wrong.”

The AB (acceptance bodies) of the society was perplexed, “Yes RB, the opposite of right is wrong. But your right is always not right moreover the point is not about being right or wrong all the time, It’s about being oneself.”

RB in unison countered “No, it’s about doing as we say.”

AB asked humbly “And what would that be?”

RB1 shouted “Taking the left turn from first corner.”

RB2 muttered at the same time “Staying where you are.”

RB3 Yelled louder “abandon and take a U-turn”

While RB4 was still thinking and said afterwards “Swimming seems about correct.”

and AB just raised eyebrow at them although RBies were busy in arguing within themselves about what is right.

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10 steps to Swachh Bharat

We like our homes neat and clean. When it comes to cleanliness we become best orators then how our surroundings are not as clean as our homes? How many of us actually make an effort to clean our community or have stopped someone from spreading filth. Ask yourself? We are the best critics of our society, when we see an unattended garbage or filthy roads, we blame the municipal corporation workers, it’s true it’s their duty to clean the city but what about our social responsibilities? We see, We Blame; But we need to be the change we want to see and raise our voice, make a change and change the game.

10 steps to Swachh Bharat :

 1) Stop littering and dispose garbage properly:

We have a very bad habit of disposing the thrash right where we are sitting or standing. Don’t do that. Don’t litter in your streets, your society, the woods, the water bodies, or your surroundings. Start with yourself by being a model example and encourage others to do the same. Throwing thrash at wrong places never goes away, ever. It will find it’s way to effect you so dispose it in dustbin only for your own good. Continue reading